And from the depths of earth, hot lava gushed, then drowned in cold sea waters, raising islands and continents. And among them ancient Aegeis, the most beautiful of all the places on earth.
No written documents survive to tell us the tale of the Early Cycladic period. But the Museum of Cycladic Art has assumed the role of narrator and aspires to “read” through their creations, the social structure, living environment, convictions and beliefs of the Cycladic islanders in the Early Bronze Age (3,200-2,000 BC). Cycladic Society 5,000 Years Ago is a digital second serve of the museum’s popular 30th anniversary exhibition in 2016. The cherry on the cake is Georgis Grigorakis’ seven-minute video poem, Cycladic Society. Watch it for a dreamy origin vision of this seminal civilization, woven from powerful poetry set to music and moving imagery.